Georgia Football Week 1: And the Award Goes to…

Georgia has been riding a wave of success coming off their huge second-half domination over Clemson. The Bulldog Nation was ready to rally behind the men who wear the red and black and will continue to do so throughout the season.

Todd Gurley Props:

In case you haven’t noticed, the hype around UGA has found a new level of excitement. First and foremost, Todd Gurley has collected multiple awards after his explosive performance in Week 1. Gurley was named co-SEC Offensive Player of the Week along with Texas A&M quarterback, Kenny Hill.  If you’re tracking the Heisman, then you already know it was a good week to be TG3. Gurley went from 14/1 odds to 7/1 in one week- not too shabby.

Gurley also earned  the Paul Hornung Award Week One Honor Roll by the Louisville Sports Commission. The Paul Hornung Award is present to the most versatile player in major college football. Former Bulldog, Brandon Boykin earned the award previously in 2011. Wrapping up the award section, The Walter Camp Football Foundation announced TG3 as the offensive players of the week this past Sunday.

Team Props:

As a team, Georgia gained momentum in the AP Top 25 poll rising from No. 12 to No. 6.  Mark Richt remains hesitant to give Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley the full go-ahead. On a positive note, Georgia has the week off and will look ahead to Steve Spurrier and the South Carolina GameCocks on September 13.

Even with all the positive vibe around the Dawgs, Coach Richt is still keeping a level head and refusing to accept all the hype surrounding the program. There will always be room for improvement and adjustments during the season, and Saturday’s game was no exception. Both Coach Richt and Defensive Coordinator, Jeremy Pruitt, are looking ahead to increase the team’s abilities to adjust and evolve with each new opponent.



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